Harry Morgan

Henry Morgan

Highest Rated: 100% Bend of the River (1952)

Lowest Rated: 11% Not as a Stranger (1955)

Birthday: Apr 10, 1915

Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, USA

A familiar face to film and television audiences for over five decades, Emmy-winning character actor Harry Morgan perfected the role of the lovable curmudgeon on one of the most beloved programs in television history. After proving himself on the stages of Broadway, the gruff-voiced actor became a fixture in features films with supporting roles opposite big names like Henry Fonda in "The Ox-Bow Incident" (1943), Gary Cooper in "High Noon" (1952) and Jimmy Stewart in the big band biopic "The Glenn Miller Story" (1953). By the mid-1950s Morgan had begun to establish himself as the ubiquitous television presence with an endearing performance on the sitcom "December Bride" (CBS, 1954-1960) and its spin-off "Pete and Gladys" (CBS, 1960-62). Equally adept at serious drama, he memorably played Jack Webb's taciturn partner Bill Gannon on the revived version of "Dragnet" (NBC, 1967-1970). It was, however, his lengthy run as the fatherly Colonel Sherman T. Potter on the wartime comedy-drama "M*A*S*H" (CBS, 1972-1983) that would earn the veteran actor TV immortality. Though he would go on to portray other increasingly flinty, avuncular types on a variety of programs well into his eighth decade, it was his role as the no-nonsense leader of the 4077th that Morgan would later describe as "the best part I ever had."

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 43% Incident in a Small Town Judge Bell (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Against Her Will: An Incident in Baltimore Judge Stoddard Bell (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 50% The Incident Judge Bell (Character) - 1990
51% 41% Dragnet Captain Bill Gannon (Character) $56M 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blacke's Magic Leonard Blacke (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet 38% Sparkling Cyanide Captain Kemp (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 96% M*A*S*H: Goodbye, Farewell, Amen Sherman T. Potter (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 92% The Flight of Dragons Carolinus (Voice) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rivkin: Bounty Hunter Father Kolodny (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet More Wild Wild West Robert T. "Skinny" Malone (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Scout's Honor Mr. Briggs (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 54% The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again Maj. T.P. Gaskill (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Better Late Than Never Mr. Scott (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Maneaters Are Loose! Toby Waites (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kate Bliss and the Ticker Tape Kid Hugo Peavey (Character) - 1978
67% 59% The Cat From Outer Space General Stilton (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Exo-Man Arthur Travis (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Magnificent Magical Magnet of Santa Mesa J.J. Strange (Character) - 1977
86% 88% The Shootist Carson City Marshal Walter Thibido (Character) - 1976
56% 60% The Apple Dumpling Gang Homer McCoy (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sidekicks Sheriff Jenkins (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 33% Charley and the Angel The Angel formerly Roy Zerney (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 60% Snowball Express Jesse McCord (Character) - 1972
20% No Score Yet Scandalous John Sheriff Pippin (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ellery Queen: Don't Look Behind You Inspector Richard Queen (Character) - 1971
62% 61% Support Your Local Gunfighter Taylor (Character) - 1971
83% 48% The Barefoot Executive E.J. Crampton (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Feminist and the Fuzz Dr. Horace Bowers (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Confessions of the D.A. Man H.M. "Staff" Stafford (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet But I Don't Want to Get Married! Mr. Good (Character) - 1970
75% 82% Support Your Local Sheriff! Olly Perkins (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dragnet Officer Bill Gannon (Character) - 1969
75% 65% The Flim Flam Man Sheriff Slade (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 50% Frankie and Johnny Cully (Character) - 1966
50% 72% What Did You Do in the War, Daddy? Major Pott (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 18% John Goldfarb, Please Come Home Secretary of State Deems Sarajevo (Character) - 1965
86% 74% How the West Was Won Gen. Ulysses S. Grant (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 60% The Mountain Road Sgt. 'Mike' Michaelson (Character) - 1960
92% 91% Inherit the Wind Judge Mel (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 56% Cimarron Jessie Rickey (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 25% It Started With a Kiss Charles Meriden (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Under Fire Sgt. Joseph C. Dusak (Character) - 1957
86% 64% The Teahouse of the August Moon Sgt. Gregovich (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 38% Backlash Tony Welker (Character) - 1956
11% 54% Not as a Stranger Oley (Character) - 1955
100% 76% The Far Country Ketchum (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fortyniners Alf (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Prisoner of War Maj. O.D. Hale (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 86% About Mrs. Leslie Fred Blue (Character) - 1954
88% 80% The Glenn Miller Story Chummy MacGregor (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 46% Torch Song Joe Denner (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 62% Thunder Bay Rawlings (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Arena Lew Hutchins (Character) - 1953
100% 79% Bend of the River Shorty (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Boots Malone Quarter Horse Henry (Character) - 1952
97% 89% High Noon Sam Fuller (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stop, You're Killing Me Innocence (Character) - 1952
63% 38% What Price Glory? Sgt. Moran (uncredited) (Character) - 1952
100% 85% Scandal Sheet Biddle (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Belle Le Grand Abel Stone (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 33% Appointment With Danger George Soderquist (Character) - 1951
100% 43% The Well Claude Packard (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Showdown Rod Main (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hello Out There Unknown (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 33% Red Light Rocky (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 69% Holiday Affair Police Lieutenant (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Strange Bargain Lt. Richard Webb (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 70% Madame Bovary Hyppolite (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Race Street Hal Towers (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 80% Yellow Sky Half Pint (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Saxon Charm Hermy (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 82% All My Sons Frank Lubey (Character) - 1948
100% 82% The Big Clock Bill Womack (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Comes Flying Home Joe Patillo (Character) - 1946
83% 78% State Fair Barker (Character) - 1945
80% 50% Wing and a Prayer Ens. Malcolm Brainard (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gentle Annie Cottonwood Goss (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet 51% Crash Dive Brownie (Character) - 1943
91% 91% The Ox-Bow Incident Art Croft (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Loves of Edgar Allan Poe Ebenezer Burling (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Omaha Trail Henchman Nat (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 56% To the Shores of Tripoli Mouthy (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 81% Orchestra Wives Cully Anderson (Character) - 1942

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet 3rd Rock From the Sun Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Grace Under Fire Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
85% 77% The Simpsons Bill Gannon (Guest Voice) 1995
15% No Score Yet The Jeff Foxworthy Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Twilight Zone Unknown (Character) 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet AfterMASH Dr. Sherman Potter (Character) 1983-1984
No Score Yet 93% M*A*S*H Col. Sherman Potter (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
1974-1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Backstairs at the White House Unknown (Character) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Osgood Pickett (Guest Star) 1974-1975 1972 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Partridge Family Willie Larkin (Guest Star) 1972 1970
No Score Yet 100% Night Gallery Unknown (Character) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dragnet Officer Bill Gannon (Character) 1967-1970 1952-1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Adam-12 Director 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jerry Lewis Show Guest 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wackiest Ship in the Army Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Hour Director 1964-1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Have Gun -- Will Travel Unknown (Guest Star) 1963 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Untouchables Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet The 20th Century-Fox Hour Unknown (Character) 1957

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